Internet founders and pioneers rally to protect net

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Pai has been actively seeking to repeal the rules protecting net neutrality, which in summary, ensures that the Internet is an open platform for all users and that service providers (ISPs) are neither blocking/slowing the process of retrieving content nor charging people extra to view it.

Tech and Internet pioneers including father of the world wide web Sir Tim Berner-Lee, early internet leader Vint Cerf, and Apple co-founder and opinion spouter Steve Wozniak, along with others put their signatures on the letter which argues that the Commission basically hasn't got a clue what it's talking about.

Repealing the net neutrality rules represent an "imminent threat to the internet we worked so hard to create", the pioneers say in their letter.

The FCC is scheduled to end the protections on Thursday in what will likely be a partisan 3-2 vote.

Their letter goes on to claim the FCC has a "flawed and factually inaccurate understanding" of internet technology, including what ISPs can actually do.

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A group of activists and websites including Imgur, Mozilla, Pinterest, Reddit, GitHub, Etsy, BitTorrent and Pornhub are planning a campaign Tuesday to draw attention to an upcoming FCC vote that could radically reshape the way the internet works.

The FCC did open a comment forum to the public, but it reportedly experienced problems with spam and duplicate addresses allegedly submitted by bots.

The engineers and experts who penned the comment warned that repealing net neutrality could have "dangerous consequences, including stifling future innovation and depressing future investment in the wealth of Internet services that drive such a large part of the USA economy".

"Here's a big list of creative ways to "Break the Internet" for the 48 hours before the FCC vote".

Democratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said in a statement, "The agreement announced today between the FCC and FTC is a confusing, lackluster, reactionary afterthought: an attempt to paper over weaknesses in the Chairman's draft proposal repealing the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules". The FTC will also investigate these disclosures, to make sure they are disclosures.

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